After announcing plans for a world tour this year, teasing a long-in-the-works new album, and erasing themselves from the internet over the weekend, Radiohead have finally released a new single, "Burn The Witch."
The song, which has its origins as far back as at least 2003 (and was teased in concerts on the In Rainbows tour), comes with a gorgeous stop-motion video that includes some serious Wicker Man references. Watch it below.
Over the weekend, several UK fans (it is believed that they all had purchased the "Feral" keychain from Radiohead's WASTE store) were mailed mysterious pamphlets promoting the single, with a snippet of the lyrics: "Sing a song of sixpence that goes/Burn the Witch/We know where you live." Longtime band artist Stanley Donwood has also released some behind-the-scenes stills from the video shoot on his Instagram.
There's no word yet on when the full album will be released, nor what the tracklist might be, though there are a lot of tracks that have been played live (either solo or with the full band) in recent years that could make the cut.
This will be their first new album since 2011's The King Of Limbs, and their first new tune since "Spectre," their unused James Bond theme which they put online in December.